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PNP lifestyle check to start with the ‘stars’

Inquirer Breaking News - 49 min 59 sec ago
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday vowed to adhere to lifestyle checks on all policemen, following allegations that a few bad guys within its ranks have acquired ill-gotten wealth through illegal activities.   In a statement, the PNP said it will comply with a "top-to-bottom lifestyle check" as part of its anticorruption efforts and "in the interest of transparency and accountability."   PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said a technical working group composed of representatives from the PNP's Internal Affairs Service and the National Police Commission will devise the procedures of the lifestyle check.   "This is to ensur...

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E-trike program may cover co-ops

Inquirer Breaking News - 53 min 19 sec ago
The Department of Energy (DOE) is keen on expanding its $504-million e-trike program to include cooperatives, instead of the original plan to limit availment to government channels. "We are thinking of including co-ops in the program. Right now it's only through Landbank. LGUs (local government units) can avail themselves of loans for e-trikes but the requirements are very strict," Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said. Even LGUs with ready funds for e-trikes are apparently finding it hard to pass requirements such as the seal of good housekeeping from the Department of Interior and Local Government, which essentially certifies the bearer has a good financial record and ...

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US Senate  approves bill setting up $10M bounty for IS executioners of American journalists

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 3 min ago
WASHINGTON - The US Senate has unanimously approved a bill providing up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of people involved in executing two American journalists murdered by jihadists.
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Naia radar breaks down as ‘Mario’ stalls flights

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 15 min ago
The radar system of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) bogged down on Friday after its power source caught fire apparently due to a lightning strike, prompting aviation authorities to limit aircraft traffic.   The breakdown lasted for eight hours and added to the problems arising from the cancelation or diversion of more than 70 flights due to Tropical Storm "Mario."   The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) started disallowing takeoffs and landings at 3:57 a.m., except for Airbus 319s, Boeing 737s and other planes that have area navigation (RNAV) capability.   Rodante Joya, CAAP chief financial officer, said CAAP personnel earli...

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SBMA bent on giving Subic a facelift

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 24 min ago
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is bent on revitalizing the tourism industry at the Subic Bay Freeport and bring it at par with other popular tourist attractions found in Singapore and Guam. In a statement, SBMA chair Roberto Garcia explained that, under "Operation Facelift" program, the agency hopes to restore the natural beauty of Subic, long known for its lush natural resources like rainforests, pristine beaches and native wildlife. The SBMA's tourism development program will also make use of technology to enhance and preserve Subic's resources, for example, by replacing the existing grass with the "frog grass" variety, and planting particular types of trees that...

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Red rainfall warnings lifted, Metro Manila still on Yellow

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 28 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---With Tropical Storm "Mario" on its upward track out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Red rainfall warning signals have been lifted and it's the Orange signals that take the high level.   In its heavy rainfall warning bulletin issued at 3 a.m. Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Zambales and Tarlac are under Orange rainfall warning signal.   Zambales and Tarlac may experience 15 millimeters to 30 mm of rain in an hour or four to eight gallons of water per square meter in an hour wherein floods are threatening to happen.   Both Zambales and Tarlac had a Red rainfa...

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After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 32 min ago
EDINBURGH, Scotland --- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.   Now, the task was to heal the divide --- and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to promises of more powers for Scotland.   The result --- 55 percent to 45 percent --- was more decisive than pollsters had foreseen and prompted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who led the unsuccessful Yes campaign, to resign.   But it meant almost half of Scotland's more than 5 million people woke up in a country, the United Kingdom, th...

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‘Mario’ floods force transfer of 400 jailbirds

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 51 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---A total of 432 detainees were evacuated by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Friday as rains unleashed by Tropical Storm "Mario" also flooded jails in Rizal and Bulacan provinces.   In an advisory, the BJMP said a total of 319 inmates were moved from the San Mateo municipal jail in Rizal to a nearby school.   In Meycauyan, Bulacan, chest-high floods also forced the transfer of 113 inmates in the municipal jail to another detention facility in Sta. Maria town, the bureau said.   The BJMP gave assurances that the evacuated inmates remained under close guard. Radyo Inquirer    ...

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Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic ‘Africa’

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 52 min ago
Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has been hired to direct "Africa," a feature film about paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey and his campaign against ivory poachers that threaten Africa's elephants.
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Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 53 min ago
BARCELONA - Catalonia's regional parliament on Friday passed a law that its leaders say will authorize them to hold a non-binding "consultation" on independence from Spain on November 9.
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More security features to protect Smart subscribers

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 53 min ago
Smart Communications Inc., a unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., said it was fortifying its efforts to protect its subscribers from scams, which are anticipated to rise during the Christmas season. The initiative would involve a customer education campaign and additional security features for its mobile load services, Smart said in a statement yesterday. Early this year, Smart launched an education campaign to inform subscribers about the modus operandi of unscrupulous scammers. Subscribers can learn more about scams and report scam incidents at The most common complaint involved the Pasaload, a service that allows subscribers to tran...

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US Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told US lawmakers on Friday, though some warned that modifying the drug approval process could jeopardize patient safety.
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Taking risks pays off for Tom Rodriguez

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 10 min ago
"Change is the law of life---and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future," so said John F. Kennedy. That is why hot-to-trot former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Tom Rodriguez welcomes change with open arms: "Even before my transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA 7, the decision to come home from the States came with huge risks."   The 26-year-old actor is now one of the Kapuso network's hottest leading men: He topbills the primetime soap, "My Destiny," and is slated to host the game show, "Don't Lose The Money." He shares, "Things happen for a reason---and everything leads us to where we should be!   "Initially, I just wanted to do my own ...

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Boy Abunda’s got the ‘Buzz’ back

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 19 min ago
We were happy to see Boy Abunda back on "The Buzz" last week, after many days of having to battle a serious liver ailment that sidelined him in a big way, and worried his friends and fans a lot. Even better, Boy wasn't just back, he was in top form, dynamically finding his way back into the thick of things, like he'd never even taken a medical breather from the show.   In fact, his "comeback" performance last week was better than ever, with less of the stress and strain evident months ago from having too much on his plate as TV host, talent and PR manager, advocate, endorser---etc.!   Boy's weeks away from the grind of work, work, work must have given him a new ...

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Maria Leonora Teresa: Cautionary chiller lacks sinister edge

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 21 min ago
Wenn Deramas first foray into horror has all the elements of an effective screen chiller---a terrifying back story about a crime that has been conveniently swept under the rug, grieving parents (Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo) who can't get over their children's untimely deaths, and creepy talking dolls that go bump in the night.   Contrary to the grade of B it inexplicably got from the Cinema Evaluation Board, the film is more of a hodgepodge of flimsy, half-baked stories than fully realized tales that ooze with danger and cautionary pertinence. In fact, the movie is more vexingly funny than scary.   Psychiatrist Dr. Manolo Apacible (Cris Villanuev...

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Cherry Pie Picache's mom killed at home

ABS-CBN news - 2 hours 24 min ago
Natagpuang patay at may saksak sa katawan ang nanay ng aktres na si Cherry Pie Picache.
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Maybank forges alliance with Manchester United

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 24 min ago
Maybank Philippines Inc. has teamed up with iconic British foothold club Manchester United to roll out the country's first credit card co-branded with an international sports franchise. Maybank Manchester United Visa credit card was launched Thursday night and was graced by Denis Irwin, an Irish international fullback who was a cornerstone of Manchester United's defense during the Reds' dominance of the 1990s. Described as a "near-flawless defender on either flank," Irwin made over 500 appearances for Manchester United in an epic playing career, regularly scoring free kicks and penalties. Irwin said it was his first time to be in the Philippines and was delighted to be in a ...

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Floods reach 2nd floor of houses in Cainta

ABS-CBN news - 2 hours 26 min ago
Umabot hanggang ikalawang palapag ng mga bahay ang baha dito sa Cainta. Dalawa sa mga na-rescue ay inabutan na sa kisame ng kanilang bahay.
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PAGASA downgrades Zambales, Tarlac red rainfall alert to orange

GMA Breaking News - 2 hours 29 min ago
Weather service PAGASA downgraded the rainfall warning over Zambales and Tarlac provinces to orange (threat of flooding) from the earlier red (severe flooding is expected).
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UST, FEU students electrocuted on Espana

ABS-CBN news - 2 hours 29 min ago
Namatay ang isang estudyante matapos makuryente nang lumusong sa baha sa Espanya sa Maynila. Hanggang ngayon gabi, binabaha pa rin ang ilang bahagi ng siyudad.
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